Wisdom Says: The Ancient Lady

“The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth. . . . I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep.” (Proverbs 8:22-24,27)

Whoa. We’ve been listening for a while. Wisdom called out as we were rushing by, charging through our day. She has explained how she can show us the path to a life well lived. She just invited us to love her and be loved by her and to follow her to riches beyond riches. She has our attention.

hurting_350Now she drops the bomb. This lady, Wisdom, is ancient. She announces that God created, appointed, birthed her before anything we know existed. More than that, God used her to create and design . . . everything that is. She’s not just really smart; she’s the key, the blueprint to all that God has ever made.

To know her is to know the secrets and mysteries of all of creation. To love her is to love God’s mind and heart and creative spirit and craftsmanship. Why is she talking to us?

Think: Can you imagine what it would be like to know some of the same wisdom God used in the creation of the world? What would that be worth?

Pray: Ask God to help to gain all the wisdom you possibly can.

Do: Read Proverbs 7.